The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under and eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. FY 2016 TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Previous TIGER awards have supported alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure investment, electric vehicle “Fast Charger” corridors, and other innovative projects. Any state agency or government entity may apply, and applications are due April 29, 2016. For more information, visit www.transportation.gov/tiger.
Electric Vehicle Decal: The U.S. Department of Energy’s “EV Everywhere Decal” was created to send a strong signal to the nation that the electric vehicle (EV) market is here to stay. As of today, over 20 global auto manufacturers are making or have planned to make electric vehicle models; workplace charging is offered at more than 250 major employers; and more than 12,000 charging stations are publicly available. To communicate the widespread support of EVs, U.S. DOE’s EV Everywhere Challenge is making this decal available to all, free of charge, and encourages interested parties to place the decals on charging stations, cars, and elsewhere to raise awareness of EVs. The EV Everywhere decal does not suggest that you or the DOE is recommending or endorsing a specific EV or charging infrastructure type; rather, the decal is a recognition of the positive future of EVs. Attached is an example of the decal and an order form. If you would like to order decals, please send a completed order form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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